United Phosphorus acquires two DuPont products

Mumbai: Agrochemical company United Phosphorus has acquired two fruit and vegetable pesticides from science-based solutions provider DuPont for an undisclosed amount.

United Phosphorus has acquired DuPont's global Triphenyltin Hydroxide Contact Fungicide (TPTH) and fenbutatin-oxide miticide businesses, marketed primarily as Super Tin and Vendex respectively, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

United Phosphorus and its subsidiaries will sell Super Tin, Vendex, and its formulations from October 1. Until then, DuPont will be acting as an agent for the company and its subsidiaries.

Both products would strengthen the company's position in the fruit, nut, vegetable and row crop markets, United Phosphorus said.

Super Tin is the common name for triphenyltin hydroxide, which is a contact fungicide used mainly on potatoes, sugar beets and pecans, while Vendex is the popular name of fenbutatin-oxide, the largest tin acaricide, used on citrus and pome fruits.